October 5, 2016 - 13:47 AMT
Bundestag delegation lays wreath at Armenian Genocide memorial

A German delegation led by Bundestag Vice-Presidents Johannes Singhammer laid a wreath at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide memorial on Wednesday, October 5.

A German clergy, also visiting the memorial, prayed for the 1.5 million victims of the massacres near the eternal flame.

Afterwards, Singhammer met with the speaker of the Armenian National Assembly, Galust Sahakyan, stressing the need for acknowledging and properly assessing historical facts.

The German Bundestag on Thursday, June 2 adopted a resolution on the recognition and the condemnation of the Armenian Genocide.

The vote was unanimous in supporting the resolution with just one MP voting against and another one abstaining.

Titled “Remembrance and commemoration of the Genocide of Armenians and other Christian minorities in the years 1915 and 1916,” the resolution passed with support from all the parties in Parliament. It was put forward by Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc, their partners in the government, the Social Democrats, and the opposition Greens.